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Body of Alberta tourist pulled from Wood Lake in Lake Country

August 23, 2017 - 5:44 PM

LAKE COUNTRY – Rescuers were unable to save the life of an Alberta man who drowned in Wood Lake in Lake Country today.

Emergency crews were called to a swimming area near Oyama Road today, Aug. 23, with a report from family members that a 31-year-old man screamed for help, went under water and did not surface.

Lake Country Fire Department deputy chief Brent Penner says the man was found under 8 feet of water after a brief search near the north shore bordering Oyama around 2:30 p.m.

“It sounded like he was just swimming in the swimming area and we don’t really know why he went under water,” Penner says.

CPR was performed and the man was taken to Kelowna General Hospital in an ambulance but Cpl. Jesse O’Donaghey says his life could not be saved and he died in hospital.

“The Lake Country RCMP would like to recognize all those members of the public who without hesitation began to search for the missing man, and continue to aid emergency crews with pulling the man from the lake and performing life-saving measures,” O’Donaghey says in a media release.


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